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The Future is Now: A Third-Age Home that Adapts to your Changing Needs

Active Life April-21

April 24, 2021

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As downsizing real estate experts, we know that a forever home is a home that has the capacity to adapt to one’s changing needs over a lifetime. This is why we are huge proponents of living-in-place design and all the autonomy it can offer to our clients. We ensure that the structure of the home can accommodate any eventual changes required. An interview with living-in-place expert Linda Kafka explores all the developments and future missions of this very important design movement. Aging in place design is the ultimate preparation for future property bliss.

By: Keisha Telfer
Broker of Record and President, Transitions Realty Inc.

Why Baby Boomers should explore Ontario this spring when planning for retirement

Seniors Lifestyle Magazine Mar-21

March 25, 2021

Seniors Lifestyle Magazine Mar-21

The statistics show baby boomers are retiring early and the ongoing pandemic has forced even more late boomers into early retirement. Downsizing early though has its perks—when it is planned properly—it provides financial freedom and a renewed purpose for a meaningful and joyous third-age chapter. With the winter behind us, make the most of the spring season by venturing out to see active communities outside of the GTA while flowers are in bloom. International travel is still largely off the table so take the time to plan this important transition by discovering Ontario’s many beautiful communities where you can downsize with style, and money in the bank.

By: Keisha Telfer
Broker of Record and President, Transitions Realty Inc.

Redefining Downsizing: Imagining Your Lifestyle by Design

Active Life Feb-21

February 27, 2021

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Baby boomers are notorious for redefining and reinvigorating their generation at every stage of life. When it comes to selling the family home, they may be doing it earlier than their parents did but uprooting your life still takes a toll, mentally and emotionally. The difference now is there is a boutique, full-service concierge style agency to properly prepare and plan this next phase of life. The ‘rightsizing’ experts at Transitions Realty, specialize in helping boomers create a lifestyle by design, walking you through the process step by step reinforcing their core belief that you are not a transaction, you are going through a transition.

By: Keisha Telfer
Broker of Record and President, Transitions Realty Inc.

Modern Living: The Upside of Downsizing

National Post Article Feb-21

February 11, 2021

National Post Article Feb-21

Various luxury condo developments in tony Toronto neighbourhoods are appealing to the 55+ group who are trading in their family home in exchange for high-end, exquisite design features, and amenities without the burden of home ownership or leaving their beloved area. Transitions Co-founder Vincent Côté claims this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for baby boomers to downsize and simultaneously upside their life.

By: Adam Bisby
Special Contributor to National Post

3 Reasons Baby Boomers Should Downsize Early

Financial Independence Hub Article Feb-21

February 11, 2021

Financial Independence Hub Article Feb-21

There’s never been a better time for boomers to be proactive and plan a new, purposeful lifestyle thanks to the added equity from the sale of a family home. The call to action to plan and properly transition has never been stronger for early retirees to get a head start on the freedom the third age can offer.

By: Keisha Telfer
Broker of Record and President, Transitions Realty Inc.

A Hot Housing Market Offers a Golden Ticket to Downsizing Boomers

Globe and Mail Article Feb-21

February 9, 2021

Globe and Mail Article Feb-21

The extra equity boomers can gain from selling in a pandemic-driven real estate market is worth exploring as well as taking the time to decipher what their future lifestyle looks like. Transitions Realty helps boomers through the process of considering the various options on where to live next. Carrick predicts a revival of urban living post-pandemic, and boomers can take advantage of selling high (single home) and purchasing low (a condo in the city) before condo prices surge again.

By: Rob Carrick
Personal Finance Columnist

Downsizing During a Pandemic

Moolala Interview Jan-21

February 2, 2021

Moolala Interview Jan-21

Listen in to this audio podcast as Keisha talks with Bruce Sellery about downsizing during a pandemic. In this fast-paced interview, they cover when and if to downsize; why wait until it's too late; the emotional side of the family home; aging in "the right" place; unlocking more equity in the current seller's market; what is included in many condo fees; staging your home for maximum appeal, and why boomers should consider downsizing now versus later.

By: Bruce Sellery
Host

Has COVID Created the Perfect Opportunity for Boomers to Downsize?

Toronto Storeys Article Jan-21

January 26, 2021

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Contrary to popular belief, downsizing does not equal downgrading your space. When done properly, boomers can and should take advantage of the high demand for detached, single-family homes in the GTA by selling earlier as young retirees as opposed to a later, perhaps in a health-compromised stage. The desired lifestyle is matched with a suitable ‘third age’ home, which includes an upgraded life and living space with elevated design features, freedom from constant house maintenance, and the luxury of time to enjoy this exciting time of life.

By: Erin Nicole Davis
Journalist

To Downsize or Not to Downsize - That is the Question for Canada's Baby Boomers

Mortgage Broker News Jan-21

January 22, 2021

Mortgage Broker News Jan-21

A look at the pros and cons of baby boomers selling the family home during a time when spacious, detached homes are steadily increasing in value. Transitions Realty founders Keisha Telfer and Vincent Côté tout the financial and lifestyle benefits of selling in the midst of a hot market to shape early retirees’ future exactly the way they want it, with extra money in the bank.

By: Clayton Jarvis
Journalist

Opportunities Are Waiting For You: Design Your Future Lifestyle by Rightsizing With Intention

Active Life Nov-20

November 7, 2020

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Today, more than ever, empty nesters have a multitude of real estate options but how do you decipher which one is right for you? In this article, niche boutique agency, Transitions Realty specializing in guiding retirees “transition” to their next home, explore three main residential possibilities: Master-Planned Communities, Active Adult Lifestyle and Traditional Downsizing. The situation that works best for you is a journey and begins with a free tool created by Transitions Realty to help you reach those answers. The full-service brokerage helps clients connect with their desires and offers a step-by-step roadmap to get you there. Why do it alone? It’s a process best left with the professionals who aptly call downsizing ‘Rightsizing’ into the all-important third-age home.

By: Keisha Telfer
Broker of Record and President, Transitions Realty Inc.